Re: UNOFFICIAL POLL: ExI: Proto-Survey

Natasha V. Mor (
Tue, 14 Jan 1997 09:06:13 -0700 (MST)

At 08:00 PM 1/13/97 -0800, Eric Watt Forste wrote:

>Eliezer writes:
>>More: Why not try sending out an official ExI poll to registered
>>Extropian email addresses, asking them to:
>>Rank these tenets of extropianism in order of personal
>>A) Nanotechnology B) Singularity C) Libertarianism
>>D) Space travel E) Intelligence amplification F) Internet
>>G) Cryonics H) Artificial intelligence
>>I) Postbiological bodies J) Uploading O) _____________________________
>>Note that you do not rank the items in each column separately, and the
>>ranking consists of a simple prioritization. Leave off any items you
>>never think about, or think are unnecessary.
>I find it curious that "moral philosophy" is not on your list. You
>also don't mention neuroscience. Nor psychology, for that matter.
>Nor memetics.

The list, in part, surely captivates extropian minds. But, it would mean
that there is a limitation to our thinking. What about art: creativity and
imagination? Seems we have already established the fact that we can not have
advances in our innovations without imagination. What about philosophy and
psychology - social structures and education? Some extropians have
children, thus, procreation, ectogenesis and genetic engineering. To cut to
the chase: needs more diversification.

Natasha Vita More [f/k/a Nancie Clark]
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